Huscote Farm – New Planning Application

Those with objections against proposals for large scale industrial development at Huscote Farm, near Nethercote, will need to re-submit objections to Cherwell District Council in order for them to be considered

Huscote Farm From A422 From J11 To Middleton Cheney

Developers want this historical farmland for large scale commercial development, despite it being outside of council Local Development Plan – their proposal is 10 warehouse units around 23m high (thats FOUR double decker buses)

Although the area of Huscote Farm is not earmarked for development in Cherwell District Council Local Plan and in fact it was specifically excluded and not included in the draft Local Plan 2040, an application was made for large scale industrial development on this historic farmland in May 2022

Many of the statutory consultants objected to this application and public objections went into the hundreds. Late in 2022, the application went to appeal, but this was withdrawn when the applicant failed to provide information required by the Planning Inspectorate. Cherwell District Council planning committee voted unanimously for refusal of this proposal

Aerial Footage Of Huscote Farm

When considering the original application, the planning officer cited FIFTEEN reasons for refusal, unanimously supported by CDC planning committee, significant concerns and objections were raised from statutory consultees such as OCC, TVP, The Environment Agency, Highways, Banbury Town Council and neighbouring Northamptonshire councils as well as prominent local groups such as CPRE Oxon, Banbury Civic Society and BBOWT. There were over 200 objections from the public

Layout Of New Planning Application

The applicant has now lodged a new application to Cherwell District Council, the layout being identical to that previously considered. The rules require Cherwell District Council to consider the new application separately and any previous objections therefore will not be considered unless they are re-submitted to the new application

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